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Big sis: Hey, it’s me again.

Big sis: Hey, it’s me again.

Kimiya Factory

April 23, 2019

We’ve been through a lot; both myself and the weekly readers of this column. Big sis advice is not your average column—I talk about things that most don’t want to discuss. But as I sit here, typing the last article of the semester, feeling the emotional attachment I’ve developed for sharing my...

A welcoming atmosphere in the SU Paseo

A welcoming atmosphere in the SU Paseo

Josh Peck

April 23, 2019

Welcoming is the first word that comes to mind when I think about the open mic night that Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hosted on April 18 in the Student Union Paseo. Attendees were greeted with kindness, and the sense of community that SJP had could not have been more apparent. Members talked...

A celebration bursting with color

A celebration bursting with color

Breahna Luera

April 16, 2019

On April 12, Roadrunner Productions hosted UTSA’s annual Fiesta event at the Sombrilla. Students got rowdy while celebrating one of San Antonio’s oldest traditions with food, music and more. Fiesta originated in San Antonio to honor those who fought for Texas’ independence at the battles of...

Are you even listening?

Are you even listening?

Alex Hanks

April 16, 2019

In preparation for their upcoming project “Garage Sale,” hip-hop collective FRITOGANG took the stage at the Rock Box in San Antonio, Texas. Over the past couple of years, the group has accumulated a strong following in the Alamo city, and has been making a strong push outside of the city limits....

Big Sis Advice: Is it that deep?

Big Sis Advice: Is it that deep?

Kimiya Factory

April 16, 2019

I remember this moment vividly several times throughout my life: being asked if whatever I fought for was ‘that deep.’ For whatever reason, when I was little, I was obsessed with ‘wedding girls.’ I don’t know what it was about someone being in a wedding dress that I equated to being a real...

The full range of materials

The full range of materials

Harrison Westphall

April 16, 2019

The 35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the UTSA Main Campus opened March 20 and concluded April 12. The exhibition featured 48 artists across various mediums—video, sculpture, painting and tapestry—and was judged by Bill Fitzgibbons. The pieces showcased many facets of emotion such as the loss...

Big and bright

Big and bright

Kirkland Luther

April 10, 2019

The 22nd annual Festival of Flutes was held in the UTSA Recital Hall on April 2. Flute ensembles from the University of the Incarnate Word, Texas Lutheran University and San Antonio College joined the UTSA flute ensemble in a celebration of the instrument and its history. The ensemble was conducted...

Speaking words of wisdom

Speaking words of wisdom

Julia Maenius

April 10, 2019

Octavio Quintanilla, professor at Our Lady of the Lake University and the first male poet laureate of San Antonio, held a poetry reading and visual showcase on April 4. Quintanilla put his new visual poetry on display in his exhibit. Growing up in Mexico and moving to the valley of Texas for school,...

Afro can be punk?

Afro can be punk?

Kimiya Factory

April 2, 2019

This past weekend, journalism gifted me as it always does; but something about this assignment was different. Per usual, my woke Arts & Life editor presented me with what sounded like an obviously dope assignment: covering an event called Afropunk in the Pit. Punk music, non-conforming folks and...

Second Samuel

Second Samuel

Maha Qadri

April 2, 2019

UTSA’s theater club, the Rowdy Thespian Association (RTA), put on a showing of “Second Samuel” for Com Week on March 28. “Second Samuel” takes place in a small South Georgian town of the same name, full of gossip-mongering women and men who live at the local bar. On this day, B-Flat, a 17-year-...

Out, loud, and speaking out

Out, loud, and speaking out

Julia Maenius

April 2, 2019

The UTSA organizations Active Minds, Spectrum and Psi Chi hosted a lecture with Adam Sauceda, a cisgender queer male psychologist who specializes in gender-affirmative care for all ages. On March 28, Sauceda lectured on the work he does with the LGBTQ+ community and those who are trying to integrate...

Not gone nor forgotten

Not gone nor forgotten

Sydney Jensen

April 2, 2019

On March 28, the UTSA Department of History hosted a discussion about the Enemy Alien Program and Japanese-American and Japanese-Latin American internment during World War II. Grace Shimizu, the co-founder of the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, and Mitchell Higa, a descendent of a Japanese detainee,...